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Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB
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24K Bruno

24K BRUNO is a powerful and energetic show that guarantees to have the whole family up out of their seats, dancing and singing the night away!

Featuring worldwide smash hits including Uptown Funk, Treasure, 24 Magic, When I Was Your Man, and Locked out of Heaven, alongside many others, 24K BRUNO is THE number one tribute to the incredible multi-platinum selling artist Bruno Mars!

Coming all the way from Aruba to showcase his many talents, frontman Andres Cruz has perfected Bruno’s outstanding vocals, mastered his groove, and maintains Bruno’s legendary stage presence throughout the two-hour show. He also plays piano, guitar and sings 100% live, just like the main man himself.

Andres is backed by the awesome 24K AllStar live band, who have performed alongside top international artists including Bon Jovi, Calvin Harris, Katy Perry and Kim Wilde, to name just a few. All of this is accompanied by the slick hip hop choreography, and explosive energy, of professional dance company Hip Hop Pop, who have performed around the world for other acts.

This amazing cast, combined with outstanding visuals, stunning lighting, special effects, and authentic costumes, make this a show that we recommend all ages from 3 to 93 can enjoy, and is one not to be missed!

Contact the box office today to book your tickets, bring your dancing shoes, and come join the party!

Ages 3 – 93!

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Playlist

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* 24k Magic - 24K BRUNO
* Lazy Song - 24K BRUNO
* Treasure - 24K BRUNO
* Uptown Funk - 24K BRUNO
* When I Was Your Man - (SR Edit)2

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Audience Reviews

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“Great performer with a great voice!” “Great Performances, Had us on our feet! WOW” “Brilliant dancers and a first class band!” “Fantastic Show! Full of energy and talent!” “The whole show has a great vibe!” “Not just your typical live tribute show! Its far more than that!” “A must see tribute to Bruno Mars!” “A 5-star performance!”

Fri 10 Sep

£22

ABBA Reunion

ABBA REUNION TRIBUTE SHOW is the creation of the Director, Producer and Choreographer of the Award Winning ABBAMANIA musical.

Starring the original ‘Frida’ from the London West End cast!

ABBA REUNION TRIBUTE SHOW gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomena that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70’s and 80’s in a truly feel good party style tribute concert. From Waterloo to Dancing Queen, all of the hits are performed with unrivalled authenticity from both an audio and visual perspective.

Superbly accurate harmony vocals, guitar and keyboards combined with stunning replica costumes and excellent authentic choreography produce one of the most requested tribute shows in the world today.

This tribute concert continues to entertain and enthral throughout the world and leaves you with just one question…

“DID WE JUST WITNESS THE REAL ABBA REUNION?”

Fri 4 Sep

£22.50 (£20.50)

ABBA Reunion

ABBA REUNION TRIBUTE SHOW is the creation of the Director, Producer and Choreographer of the Award Winning ABBAMANIA musical.

Starring the original ‘Frida’ from the London West End cast!

ABBA REUNION TRIBUTE SHOW gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomena that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70’s and 80’s in a truly feel good party style tribute concert. From Waterloo to Dancing Queen, all of the hits are performed with unrivalled authenticity from both an audio and visual perspective.

Superbly accurate harmony vocals, guitar and keyboards combined with stunning replica costumes and excellent authentic choreography produce one of the most requested tribute shows in the world today.

This tribute concert continues to entertain and enthral throughout the world and leaves you with just one question…

“DID WE JUST WITNESS THE REAL ABBA REUNION?”

Fri 30 Apr

£22.50 (£20.50)

All Revved Up: A Tribute to Meat Loaf

As near to the man himself, dead ringer Peter Young brings the music of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman to the stage in a theatrical tour de force.

Musical masterpieces Bat Out of Hell, I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That), You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth, I’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth), Not a Dry Eye in the House and Dead Ringer for Love – all the million selling hits and more, performed by All Revved Up… switched on and roaring to go!

From the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Bat Out of Hell trilogy, the duets – Cher & more – to It’s All Coming Back to Me Now. Finely-tuned and purring All Revved Up brings the drama of a Meat Loaf show to the stage in two-hours of full-throttle entertainment. Come and enjoy the ride!

There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. Please see our Refund Policy.

Fri 11 Sep
Studio

£18.50

Arcade: Heidi Talbot & Adam Holmes

For the first time Ireland’s Heidi Talbot and Scotland’s Adam Holmes are joining forces to tour, write and record an album of original material together. Between them they have been nominated for multiple BBC Folk Awards, SAY awards, Irish music awards and played for First Ministers and US Presidents.

This new collaboration will see the pair work under the name “Arcade”, with plans to record and release a new album of songs in 2019 produced by Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow).

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Heidi Talbot

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Heidi Talbot was born in Ireland became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. With a background like that, it’s hardly surprising she should develop a style that switches easily between Celtic and Americana, but Subtlety is Talbot’s magic ingredient. From her gossamer voice to the delicate re-working of traditional and contemporary material that has earned her rave reviews for her records and Live performances.

The girl from Co. Kildare, who spent several years in New York, slips effortlessly between musical worlds but retains a personal modesty rooted in traditional folk.

“A voice that’s both awestruck and tender”The New York Times

Thu 15 Apr
Studio

£15

An Audience with Cannon & Ball

If it is the wonderful tonic of laughter that you are looking for, then you have come to the right place!

Cannon and Ball bring their own magical and unique brand of humour to your theatre in 2020.

Opening the show with 45 minutes of unforgettable “Cannon & Ball” they will perform some of their legendary sketches and routines before the interval.

Tommy and Bobby open Act Two with a song and then into storytelling of their career after which they will open the Mike to the audience for Q & A’s.

This magical and intimate “Close and Upfront!” evening is a treat for all comedy fans of all ages!

VIP Tickets includes post-show Meet & Greet

www.cannonandball.com

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Pre-Show Meal

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A Great Little Place café in The Atkinson 3 Courses – £16 // 2 Courses – £14 Open 5:15pm-7:15pm

Meals must be booked in advance. Click here to purchase pre-show meals.

A Great Little Place award-winning cafés are passionate about delicious fresh food, homemade in their own kitchens.

Sat 21 Nov

£21 (£19)

Avondale

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AVONDALE – a true story, told in song and narration

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A few words from the writer Len Pentin:

“A writer is lucky if once in a lifetime a true-life story drops into his or her lap, that not only is fantastic in its detail but has not already been claimed and written up by someone else.

Avondale is such a story. Beyond a casual mention on a local history site, the full extended story of Kate Fitzpatrick, a mysterious inmate of Ormskirk Workhouse, has never seen the light of day on any stage or any page – that in itself is remarkable, never mind the events of the story themselves!

The story involves the last tragic voyage of The Lusitania, a dramatic search for a lost relative and much more besides. As soon as I came across this story, I knew I had to write it up. Yes it’s a local story but its themes, like any great story, are universal. Set in both the UK (Ormskirk) and the USA (Illinois and New York), it’s a story that connects two continents and two women whose paths would normally, under other circumstances, most likely never have crossed.

If the story around these two women was fiction, it would never be believed – it would be deemed fantastical – but, nonetheless, the remarkable events depicted in Avondale really did occur. While some crucial information around the story remains lost to time, what remains manifests into a tale that demands to be told and remembered for all sorts of reasons.”

Avondale is a two act performance of narration and 18 original songs and is performed by: Len Pentin – keyboards, guitar, vocals Chris Nelson – fiddle, octave violin, mandolin, vocals, narration Siobhan Nelson – vocals, narration Don Palmer – guitar, vocals, narration Mike Huddart – bass.

Facebook @Avondalesongs

Thu 25 Feb
Studio

£15

Be Bop A Lula

The West End smash hit has arrived for a major new UK tour, starring the giants of Rock’n’Roll Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury and Buddy Holly!

In 1960, American rockers Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent flew in from the States and were joined by British heartthrob Billy Fury for the UK’s very first multi-artist rock’n’roll tour. Reviewers were appalled by the on stage antics. Audiences screamed their approval. British youth culture was born.

Relive the raw excitement of these original tours, recreated and performed by some of the UK’s most talented singers and live musicians. From Cochran’s searing guitar riffs, Vincent’s menacingly moody stage presence, Fury’s soaring vocals and Holly’s classic anthems, Be Bop a Lula is a non-stop hits tour through the legendary era of 1950s Rock‘n’Roll!

Featuring the classics C’mon Every’body, Summertimes Blues, Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day, Halfway to Paradise, I’d Never Find Another You, Bluejean Bop, Be Bop A Lula, and many more!

‘Performed with the love, care and respect that great Rock And Roll deserves’BritishTheatre.com

Thu 24 Sep

£24 (£22)

Be Bop A Lula

The West End smash hit has arrived for a major new UK tour, starring the giants of Rock’n’Roll Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury and Buddy Holly!

In 1960, American rockers Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent flew in from the States and were joined by British heartthrob Billy Fury for the UK’s very first multi-artist rock’n’roll tour. Reviewers were appalled by the on stage antics. Audiences screamed their approval. British youth culture was born.

Relive the raw excitement of these original tours, recreated and performed by some of the UK’s most talented singers and live musicians. From Cochran’s searing guitar riffs, Vincent’s menacingly moody stage presence, Fury’s soaring vocals and Holly’s classic anthems, Be Bop a Lula is a non-stop hits tour through the legendary era of 1950s Rock‘n’Roll!

Featuring the classics C’mon Every’body, Summertimes Blues, Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day, Halfway to Paradise, I’d Never Find Another You, Bluejean Bop, Be Bop A Lula, and many more!

‘Performed with the love, care and respect that great Rock And Roll deserves’BritishTheatre.com

Sat 12 Jun

£24 (£22)

The Best of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is a spectacular high-pitched celebration of timeless music from one of the biggest selling groups of all time. This nostalgic musical journey pays tribute to the life and career of those four boys from Jersey, who started singing under a street lamp but soon went on to become one of the most recognised groups in history.

From the streets of New Jersey to the dizzying heights of the West End and Broadway, this incredible music has delighted audiences for over five decades. The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons features all your favourite songs including Sherry, My Eyes Adored You, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A Man, and many more.

Featuring cast members from the smash-hit Tony award winning musical ‘Jersey Boys’ and other hit West End shows, and supported by an exceptional live band, The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is guaranteed to leave you saying ‘Oh, What A Night!

From the creators of The Barricade Boys!

Group Booking Offer: Buy 10 get the 11th free. Automatically applied at checkout.

Sun 20 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

The Best of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is a spectacular high-pitched celebration of timeless music from one of the biggest selling groups of all time. This nostalgic musical journey pays tribute to the life and career of those four boys from Jersey, who started singing under a street lamp but soon went on to become one of the most recognised groups in history.

From the streets of New Jersey to the dizzying heights of the West End and Broadway, this incredible music has delighted audiences for over five decades. The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons features all your favourite songs including Sherry, My Eyes Adored You, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A Man, and many more.

Featuring cast members from the smash-hit Tony award winning musical ‘Jersey Boys’ and other hit West End shows, and supported by an exceptional live band, The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is guaranteed to leave you saying ‘Oh, What A Night!

From the creators of The Barricade Boys!

Group Booking Offer: Buy 10 get the 11th free. Automatically applied at checkout.

Thu 18 Feb

Prices to be confirmed

Billy Fury Years

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Featuring Michael King, his musicians & singers.

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One of the best-selling recording artists of the 1960s, Billy Fury enjoyed a string of hit singles totalling a remarkable 332 weeks in the British charts. Health problems since childhood led to the singer’s untimely death on January 28, 1983.

Hailed as “the best Fury since Fury”, Michael King and his fantastic collection of musicians take you on a journey through the musical career of Britain’s best loved rock n roll legend.

An exciting 2-hour show filled with Billy Fury’s greatest hits and more delivered live in true Fury style. This is a night of pure breathtaking Billy Fury entertainment plus the best Fury sound you will hear!

The whole show is further enhanced by fantastic audio and video effects plus various costume changes depicting the ever-changing image and face of the Fury phenomenon.

Fri 21 May

£23 (£22)

Blackheart Orchestra

Blackheart Orchestra

Award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra. This pioneering duo blend musical styles, seamlessly sidestepping boundaries to create music huge enough to fill a cathedral.

Thu 18 Mar
Studio

£15

The Bon Jovi Experience

The Bon Jovi Experience

Tribute to the New Jersey rockers.

Sat 31 Oct

£22

Bowie Experience

Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert celebrating the sound and vision of David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production features all the hits from A to Ziggy.

Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail, bringing the golden years of David Bowie to theatres across the globe.

So, put on your red shoes and Let’s Dance!

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Reviews

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★★★★★ “Phenomenal” “Absolutely brilliant” Ticketmaster Reviews

★★★★★ “10/10” “Totally awesome” “Fantastic, Wow, Amazing” “Mind blowing” Facebook Reviews

Fri 30 Oct

£10–£25

Bring The Heat

Turn up the heat with the hottest Latin party tribute band in the UK!

Bring The Heat is the ultimate celebration of Latin Pop that will have you on that dance floor and shouting for more. Think salsa, think music your hips have to move to, think mojitos under a hot sun. Bring The Heat will thrill you and your guests with the scorching and sizzling sounds of Latin America.

Experience the Latin flavor of artistes such as* Gloria Estefan, *Ricky Martin, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, The Gypsy Kings and many more. This Latin Tribute show is the perfect feel good night out. Bring The Heat will bring to life the passion and percussion of the Latin beat found in hits such as Livin La Vida Loca, Bamboleo, and Despacito to name just a few.

This show is guaranteed to send everyone home singing the big Latin hits of the 90’s through the 00’s, so feel the beat, get on your feet and Bring The Heat.

Veritas reserves the right to change the cast at any time.

veritasentertainment.co.uk / Facebook / Twitter

Sat 12 Sep

£22

Calamity Jane

Deadwood, Dakota Territory, is largely the abode of men, where Indian scout Calamity Jane is as hard-riding, boastful, and handy with a gun as any; quite an overpowering personality. But the army lieutenant she favours doesn’t really appreciate her finer qualities. One of Jane’s boasts brings her to Chicago to recruit an actress for the Golden Garter stage. Arrived, the lady in question appears (at first) to be a more feminine rival for the favours of Jane’s male friends…including her friendly enemy Wild Bill Hickock.

Director: David Butler Starring: Doris Day and Howard Keel Running Time: 1 hr 41 min (101 min)

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Dementia Friendly Film Screenings

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A series of nostalgic films presented in an environment accessible for those living with dementia, their families and carers. See the full programme here.

* The Atkinson has a number of trained Dementia Friends who will be on hand to make your experience as welcoming as possible.
* Directions from the entrance Foyer to the Theatre are clearly sign posted, as are lifts and toilets.
* Low lighting will be kept during the film screening.
* The audience is welcome to move around the Theatre and sing along to musical numbers!
* Carers go free. Carers include anyone who attends the screening to make their companion comfortable. Carer’s tickets are available at Box Office or over the phone 01704 533 333.

If you are somebody living with dementia, or care for a person who is, we would welcome your feedback on your next trip to The Atkinson. hello@theatkinson.co.uk

Wed 15 Jul

£3.50

Cara Dillon

Cara Dillon, the multi-award winning Northern Irish singer, returns this Autumn to perform some of her favourite and most popular songs along with her band.

Cara has been celebrated as one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world and continues to honour her rich cultural heritage. Spanning a career of over 25 years, Cara continues to maintain an enviable position at the very top of her genre, and her voice has been lauded by the good and great since her very beginnings.

She will be joined by a band featuring Sam Lakeman (Piano, Guitar), Ed Boyd (Guitar), Conal McDonagh (Uilleann Pipes) and Toby Shaer (Fiddle, Whistles).

Fri 2 Oct

£23

Catfish

UK and British Blues Award winning band Catfish have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 24 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long who plays with a real passion for the blues. Over 2 years they received 5 nominations in the British Blues Awards and last year were awarded a UK Blues Award as Blues Act of the Year (England). Two of their albums have reached no 1 in the IBBA Blues Airplay Charts, and their album Broken Man was voted album of the year by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association.

‘Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today. The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today…’ Blues Matters Magazine.

They have played in Holland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Rhodes and Spain and have a number of European tours already booked for 2019 and 2020, along with an impressive set of UK dates all over the UK.

They have a powerful new album ‘Burning Bridges’ which was released on 7 May 2019 which is receiving excellent reviews from across the UK and Europe.

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Reviews

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‘Catfish can only consolidate their place at the very top of the Blues-Rock scene with this impressive album’ *Blues in Britain Magazine, May 2019 *

‘The strong buzz that has been going around about this new album and proclaiming Catfish as one of the hottest bands of the decade aren’t wrong: the writing, playing and sheer balls-out power of this band is remarkable… …It is such a joy to hear a relatively new band who are as talented and as convincing as Catfish.’ Andy Snipper, Music-News.com

‘With their 3rd studio album, these Catfish assure themselves of a place in the British rock firmament.’ Rootsville.eu, Holland

‘This is another brilliant album by the band and I’m sure it wont be long before Burning Bridges will also be mentioned at the awards ceremonies.’ Dave Martin, Jace Media

‘A veritable feast of powerful, sensitive, rocky, soulful and lyrically mature songs that are an assault on one’s musical senses in a great way…This is an album that says confidently and clearly that Catfish are not just another Blues/Rock outfit joining the party. They are a band committed to great songs, thoughtful lyrics, first-rate musicianship. This album is, for me, a bold statement about the band’s intention to not compromise when it comes to providing the listener with an album that cuts no corners. Keith Baldwin, mmhradio.co.uk

‘Catfish exudes quality and phenomenal how a young guitarist can play the blues like this.’ Maxazine.nl

catfishbluesband.co.uk

Fri 26 Mar
Studio

£12

The Cavern Beatles

In 1963, The Beatles embarked on their first major tours of the UK. Towards the end of ’63, the term “Beatlemania” was coined to describe the effect that the Fab Four from Liverpool were having on audiences the length and breadth of the country.

Fourty years on,* The Cavern Beatles*, present those same songs that still sound as fresh and vibrant as they did when the Mersey Sound was first unleashed on the UK.

The first half of The Cavern Beatles show is dedicated entirely to this period before the Beatles ‘invaded’ the USA. A time before Beatlemania spread worldwide and pop music history was re-written.

Expect Please Please Me”, “From Me To You”, “She Loves You”, “Twist & Shout and many more.

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Reviews

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“They have studied the mannerisms, gestures and expressions of their superstar subjects and they are accomplished singers and instrumentalists who manage to capture the musical feel of the original Fab Four.” – ***Former Beatle Press Officer, Tony Barrow*

“Like a scene from A Hard Days Night. Amazing.” – ***The Sunday Times*

“The likenesses are striking, but the sound, the sound….this could, indeed be the Beatles.” – ***Irish Times*

“A perfect imitation.” – ***Sunderland Echo*

“The new knights of de ja vu.” –* *****Dundee Courier**

cavernbeatles.com Facebook @TheCavernBeatles Twitter @cavern_beatles Instagram @cavernbeatles

Fri 23 Apr

£25

The Christians

The Christians are renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits… Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, What’s in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more.

The band enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people with their band name (in fact just the brothers surname with absolutely no religious connotation!).

Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian (who very much deserves the Daily Mirror’s description of him as having* ‘one of the finest voices in pop*) who has only gained in vocal stature (and wit) over the years!

The Christians are enjoying a revival currently touring successfully in the UK and Europe.

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Reviews

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One of the finest voices in popDaily Mirror The best gig I’ve ever been toChris Evans

Sat 3 Oct

£25

Clare Teal and her Trio

As the hot bed of Teal creativity, award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling.

This brand new show promises a rich jazz infused repertoire in its many forms and an eclectic song list, bringing you more exhilarating swing and sparkling melodies as Clare and her band celebrate popular music from the Great American and British Song books through to contemporary writers creating the standards of today.

As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Trio guarantee an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment performed by the very best.

Thu 3 Sep

£25

Clare Teal and her Trio

As the hot bed of Teal creativity, award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling.

This brand new show promises a rich jazz infused repertoire in its many forms and an eclectic song list, bringing you more exhilarating swing and sparkling melodies as Clare and her band celebrate popular music from the Great American and British Song books through to contemporary writers creating the standards of today.

As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Trio guarantee an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment performed by the very best.

Fri 16 Apr

Prices to be confirmed

Come What May: The Ultimate Tribute To Moulin Rouge

Sweeney Entertainments and Sisco Productions present COME WHAT MAY The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge

We present to you an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza as you enter the secret world of one of the greatest movie-musicals of all time.

Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including Come What May, Your Song, Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend, Roxanne *and Lady Marmalade* plus hit songs from The Greatest Showman and other iconic movie musicals.

Travel back in time as the children of the revolution take you on a thrilling non-stop journey into the sexy, disreputable and glamorous underworld of Paris.

It’s a *‘Spectacular, Spectacular’ *evening of unforgettable dancing, dreams, adventure and above all – love.

Group Booking Discount: Buy 10 tickets get the 11th free! (Automatically applied at checkout)

Thu 29 Oct

£24.50

Come What May: The Ultimate Tribute To Moulin Rouge

Sweeney Entertainments and Sisco Productions present COME WHAT MAY The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge

We present to you an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza as you enter the secret world of one of the greatest movie-musicals of all time.

Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including Come What May, Your Song, Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend, Roxanne *and Lady Marmalade* plus hit songs from The Greatest Showman and other iconic movie musicals.

Travel back in time as the children of the revolution take you on a thrilling non-stop journey into the sexy, disreputable and glamorous underworld of Paris.

It’s a *‘Spectacular, Spectacular’ *evening of unforgettable dancing, dreams, adventure and above all – love.

Group Booking Discount: Buy 10 tickets get the 11th free! (Automatically applied at checkout)

Thu 4 Feb

£24.50

Counterfeit Sixties Show

Counterfeit Sixties Show

A nostalgic night of 60s music, interspersed with video clips from the era. The band performs songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees and many more.

Sat 17 Oct

£19 (£18)

Court & Spark: The Joni Mitchell Songbook

Singer, songwriter, painter, poet, activist and voice of a generation, *Joni Mitchell *is an essential part of the soundtrack to the twentieth-century.

The Court and Spark show will take you on a musical journey that will probably mirror your own journey through life, from Ladies of the Canyon, Clouds, For the Roses, Blue and Court and Spark, to the cool, evocative sounds of Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Mingus and Turbulent Indigo.

“Condemned to wires and hammers, strike every chord that you feel / That broken trees and elephant ivories conceal”. – ***Joni Mitchell – Judgement of the Moon and Stars ★★★

jonicourtandspark.com

There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. Please see our Refund Policy.

Sat 25 Sep
Studio

£16 (£14; Children £14)

CREÓ Goes to Hollywood

Take a trip over the rainbow! Come and sing in the rain! Join CREÓ Dance Company as they take you down the red carpet to Hollywood, it’s favourite films and the walk of fame!

There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. Please see our Refund Policy.

Sat 27 Feb
Studio

£10 (£8; Children £8)

Daphne's Flight

Daphne’s Flight: Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson & Chris While

Sisters are doing it for themselves – as they have for 25 years.

Daphne’s Flight are surely one performance on Later with Jools away from being catapulted into the mainstream. Perhaps it might have already happened if they were more stylised, had a gimmick or complied to music industry expectations.

But what’s most empowering about this ensemble is that they are unashamedly themselves and refuse to compromise. On anything. They run every single aspect of their career.

But, lo, they’re not shouty and don’t take themselves too seriously. With an outlook and spirit aligned to hit podcasts The Guilty Feminist and Fortunately, Daphne’s Flight are five strong women, five outstanding singing talents and multi-instrumentalists, and five close friends whose sum equals more than the individual parts – a status most ‘supergroups’ fail to reach.

There is a wonderful joy of five women-of-a-certain-age singing their lives together, which appeals to all age groups. One Millennial festival-goer quipped ‘I hope I’m as cool as you when I’m your age’ and unwittingly captured the very essence of Daphne’s Flight and their unique brand of cool.

These five friends first sang together on stage exactly 25 years ago at Cambridge Folk Festival, before recording an album and touring the following year in 1996. The project marked a turning point in the role of women within the English folk movement. Now, 25 years older and 25 years wiser, the unfettered joy of the music and what it does for both artist and audience in the moment is still their driving force.

Considering their collective pedigree, it is hard to believe that few in the mainstream know them, yet. Daphne’s Flight release their brand-new album ‘On Arrival’ in May 2020

Thu 29 Apr
Studio

£17

David Harper's Romp with The Georgians

David Harper’s Romp With The Georgians takes a funny look at life during the period from 1714-1830. A time in Britain of growth (eg empire) discoveries (eg Australia) inventions (eg roller skates) and shocking tales (eg electrified beds!)

Known for his brightly coloured trousers, David Harper is a BBC TV antiques presenter and historian – he’s always had a fascination with how the Georgians lived, loved and entertained themselves…from the strange pets they kept, their love of drinking (tea and gin in particular!) gambling addictions, medical remedies, we could learn from today! smugglers, tax avoiders and dodgy politicians

The show will recall an age of lavish and dangerous fashions, terrible jobs, strange events, outrageous characters and dastardly historical stories our history teachers didn’t tell us!

There’s a book to go with the show too, they’ll be free giveaways, the odd competition and a chance to ask questions throughout…the audience is guaranteed to learn something new, be shocked, surprised or laugh at just how similar the Georgians really were to us!

David might even spread a bit of gossip and tell the odd tale from the world of TV!

Fri 16 Oct

£18

David Starkey - Henry VIII: Man, Monster & the Maker of England

Henry VIII is the only king whose shape you remember. He bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today.

The Reformation is the first Brexit; his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and his tumultuous personal life pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis.

In this talk David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign on the one hand, and his insights as a leading commentator on modern politics on the other, to illuminate both the Tudor age and our own.

Thu 18 Mar

£17

Eclipse: The Pink Floyd Experience

Including a complete performance of Pink Floyd’s epoch-making album, The Dark Side of the Moon, plus music from Animals, Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The Wall, Wish You Were Here and The Division Bell, the show includes spectacular multi-media and laser effects to provide the perfect backdrop for this wonderful music. You won’t hear it played better anywhere in the UK. Not to be missed for any Floyd fan.

eclipsefloyd.com

There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. Please see our Refund Policy.

Sat 28 Nov

£18 (£16)

Eclipse: The Pink Floyd Experience

Including a complete performance of Pink Floyd’s epoch-making album, The Dark Side of the Moon, plus music from Animals, Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The Wall, Wish You Were Here and The Division Bell, the show includes spectacular multi-media and laser effects to provide the perfect backdrop for this wonderful music. You won’t hear it played better anywhere in the UK. Not to be missed for any Floyd fan.

eclipsefloyd.com

There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. Please see our Refund Policy.

Fri 28 May

£18 (£16)

An Evening of Genesis Music Live In Concert

Mama are dedicated to reproducing the sights and sounds of a high octane contemporary Genesis rock concert with great musicianship and a Genesis fans dream setlist which’s pays tribute to all the bands history.

Mama have already established themselves as one of the top Genesis tribute bands in the UK. The band has captivated audiences up and down the UK for the past eight years, paying tribute to the music of Genesis to a very high standard.

Mama perform pieces from every era of Genesis from the early Peter Gabriel albums, right through the Phil Collins era in the 70s and 80s, and up to the final Genesis studio album, We Can’t Dance.

Mama website

There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. Please see our Refund Policy.

Sat 8 May
Studio

£20

An Evening with Lewis & Lee

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the stage – Lewis & Lee!

It’s a welcome return to the Golden Age of British Comedy from the modern pairing in a sixties’ era. Sit back and relax as they take you on a trip down memory lane when comedy was just good old-fashioned clean fun!

Lots of laughs are ensured as the two comics entertain you with sketches, songs and a few surprises that are sure to delight! An act packed full of guest appearances that will definitely have you laughing from start to finish!

Whether ‘back in the day’ or for years to come, Lewis & Lee will prove to you that laughter truly is the best medicine!

Age 14+

There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. Please see our Refund Policy.

Sat 26 Sep

£18

An Evening With Shaun Ryder

An Evening With Shaun Ryder

Shaun William George Ryder (born 23 August 1962) is an English singer, songwriter, television personality and author. As the lead singer of the Happy Mondays he was a leading figure in the Madchester cultural scene in the late 1980s. In 1993 he formed another band, Black Grape.

Ryder was the runner-up of the tenth series of I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!. The film 24 Hour Party People featured the story of Ryder's youth.

Join Shaun as he discusses his life, career & the music industry.

You will also have the opportunity to ask Shaun a question and to meet the man himself.

Fri 11 Sep

£22

Everlys For Ever

More information coming soon.

There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. Please see our Refund Policy.

Sat 28 Nov
Studio

£15 (£13)

Evolution Comedy Club - April

On the first Saturday of every month Evolution Comedy Club present a side-splitting night of laughter. Expect to see the finest comedians on the circuit and a different host at every show.

In April we welcome compere Mike Osborne and comedians Davey Ash, Lindsey Davies and Eddie Fortune.

Join us at The Atkinson for a guaranteed laugh and brilliant atmosphere.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. £16.50 Advance / £19 Doors. (Buy 10 Tickets get the 11th free!) Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone. Age 18+

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Mike Osborne

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Mike Osborne began his stand up career back in 2013, and since then has used his acerbic wit and penchant for dick jokes to keep the crowd in stitches. Having performed all over the UK, and internationally, his genuinely likeable performance can win over any audience.

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Davey Ash

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This naturally affable scouse storyteller is instantly relatable with hilarious stories from his day to day life. His fresh and original material helped him to win the title of Liverpools new comedian of the year …after a sabbatical from comedy he is back and ready to have you entertained with some fantastic tales of his strange and sometimes wonderful life.

“A tour de-force in self deprecation”Liverpool Culture Guide

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Lindsey Davies

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Lindsey reached the finals of the Southport Comedian of the Year 2014 and the Regional Finals of the Funny Women Awards 2017. Lindsey uses a cutting, sharp wit with dark humour as she jests about her life as a single mother and the stresses of dating. International author of comedy novel, ‘Mr. Wrong,’ and a four star review for an Edinburgh Fringe play she penned, Lindsey has qualifications and skills in comedy writing and script writing of many genres – she studied at Media City to obtain a Masters Degree in TV Script writing and maintains the ability to edit scripts and guide aspiring writers. Lindsey also has extensive work experience in marketing, public relations, business management and contract negotiation. A rising star on the UK’s comedy circuit performing for some of the UK’s most respected promoters.

Lindsey is also one half of comedy duo ‘Gin and Comic,’ which she performs for ladies afternoons/evenings in private function rooms and gin bars throughout the North West.

Each December, Lindsey organises a National /charity-work event called The Homeless Support Stand Up Project where promoters all over the UK set up comedy nights to raise money for the homeless in Winter. All proceeds raised are donated to the local homeless charities where the comedy nights are held. Currently in its third year, The Homeless Support Stand Up Project has raised an estimated £15,000 so far to over thirty different homeless charities.

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Eddie Fortune

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Eddie Fortune is a Liverpool based comic described as a comedic Tornado, talking about the woes of dating, work life and the need to stay in shape, he occasionally mistakes himself as a Julia Roberts from pretty woman. His act can be a gag a second or an existential monologue, poem or song. Displaying a contradictory self deprecating confidence, and heckling the audience with beautiful compliments, Eddie is also a Theatre Producer for Crumbs Theatre, Liverpool.

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Group Booking

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Buy 10 Tickets get the 11th free! For large group bookings please contact the Box Office 01707 533 333.

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Social Media

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We love to hear about your night! Tag us on social media #EvolutionComedy

Facebook @TheAtkinsonSouthport @evolutioncomedy Twitter @AtkinsonThe @EvoComedyCLub Instagram @theatkinsonsouthport @evolutioncomedyclub

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Clubstyle Seating

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Evolution Comedy Club takes place in the studio with a clubstyle layout. If you purchase lower level seating, tables and chairs are available on a first come first serve basis. If you purchase balcony seating, you will be assigned a seat number for the show.

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Bar

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The bar opens at 7:30pm, half an hour before the show begins, and will remain open until the show finishes. A great selection of refreshments and pub snacks are on offer.

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Photography/Filming

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For this event, photography without flash is allowed. Recording is not allowed.

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Line-up

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Line-ups are correct at time of purchase but may be subject to change. No refunds will be offered for changes to the line-up. Customers will not be notified of any changes to the line-up.

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Practical information

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For more info please see our Practical Information page.

Sat 4 Jul
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 1 Aug
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 5 Sep
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 3 Oct
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 7 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 5 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 2 Jan
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 6 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 6 Mar
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Evolution Comedy Club - August

On the first Saturday of every month Evolution Comedy Club present a side-splitting night of laughter. Expect to see the finest comedians on the circuit and a different host at every show.

August line-up to be announced.

Join us at The Atkinson for a guaranteed laugh and brilliant atmosphere.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. £16.50 Advance / £19 Doors. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone. Age 18+

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Group Booking

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Buy 10 Tickets get the 11th free! For large group bookings please contact the Box Office 01707 533 333.

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Social Media

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We love to hear about your night! Tag us on social media #EvolutionComedy

Facebook @TheAtkinsonSouthport @evolutioncomedy Twitter @AtkinsonThe @EvoComedyCLub Instagram @theatkinsonsouthport @evolutioncomedyclub

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Clubstyle Seating

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Evolution Comedy Club takes place in the studio with a clubstyle layout. If you purchase lower level seating, tables and chairs are available on a first come first serve basis. If you purchase balcony seating, you will be assigned a seat number for the show.

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Bar

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The bar opens at 7:30pm, half an hour before the show begins, and will remain open until the show finishes. A great selection of refreshments and pub snacks are on offer.

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Photography/Filming

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For this event, photography without flash is allowed. Recording is not allowed.

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Line-up

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Line-ups are correct at time of purchase but may be subject to change. No refunds will be offered for changes to the line-up. Customers will not be notified of any changes to the line-up.

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Practical information

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For more info please see our Practical Information page.

Sat 5 Sep
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 3 Oct
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 7 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 5 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 2 Jan
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 6 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 6 Mar
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Evolution Comedy Club - December

On the first Saturday of every month Evolution Comedy Club present a side-splitting night of laughter. Expect to see the finest comedians on the circuit and a different host at every show.

December line-up to be announced.

Join us at The Atkinson for a guaranteed laugh and brilliant atmosphere.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. £16.50 Advance / £19 Doors. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone. Age 18+

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Group Booking

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Buy 10 Tickets get the 11th free! For large group bookings please contact the Box Office 01707 533 333.

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Social Media

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We love to hear about your night! Tag us on social media #EvolutionComedy

Facebook @TheAtkinsonSouthport @evolutioncomedy Twitter @AtkinsonThe @EvoComedyCLub Instagram @theatkinsonsouthport @evolutioncomedyclub

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Clubstyle Seating

"

Evolution Comedy Club takes place in the studio with a clubstyle layout. If you purchase lower level seating, tables and chairs are available on a first come first serve basis. If you purchase balcony seating, you will be assigned a seat number for the show.

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Bar

"

The bar opens at 7:30pm, half an hour before the show begins, and will remain open until the show finishes. A great selection of refreshments and pub snacks are on offer.

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Photography/Filming

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For this event, photography without flash is allowed. Recording is not allowed.

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Line-up

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Line-ups are correct at time of purchase but may be subject to change. No refunds will be offered for changes to the line-up. Customers will not be notified of any changes to the line-up.

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Practical information

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For more info please see our Practical Information page.

Sat 3 Oct
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 7 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 5 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 2 Jan
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 6 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Evolution Comedy Club - February

On the first Saturday of every month Evolution Comedy Club present a side-splitting night of laughter. Expect to see the finest comedians on the circuit and a different host at every show.

February line-up to be announced.

Join us at The Atkinson for a guaranteed laugh and brilliant atmosphere.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. £16.50 Advance / £19 Doors. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone. Age 18+

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Group Booking

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Buy 10 Tickets get the 11th free! For large group bookings please contact the Box Office 01707 533 333.

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Social Media

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We love to hear about your night! Tag us on social media #EvolutionComedy

Facebook @TheAtkinsonSouthport @evolutioncomedy Twitter @AtkinsonThe @EvoComedyCLub Instagram @theatkinsonsouthport @evolutioncomedyclub

"

Clubstyle Seating

"

Evolution Comedy Club takes place in the studio with a clubstyle layout. If you purchase lower level seating, tables and chairs are available on a first come first serve basis. If you purchase balcony seating, you will be assigned a seat number for the show.

"

Bar

"

The bar opens at 7:30pm, half an hour before the show begins, and will remain open until the show finishes. A great selection of refreshments and pub snacks are on offer.

"

Photography/Filming

"

For this event, photography without flash is allowed. Recording is not allowed.

"

Line-up

"

Line-ups are correct at time of purchase but may be subject to change. No refunds will be offered for changes to the line-up. Customers will not be notified of any changes to the line-up.

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Practical information

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For more info please see our Practical Information page.

Sat 3 Oct
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 7 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 5 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 2 Jan
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 6 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Evolution Comedy Club - January

On the first Saturday of every month Evolution Comedy Club present a side-splitting night of laughter. Expect to see the finest comedians on the circuit and a different host at every show.

January line-up to be announced.

Join us at The Atkinson for a guaranteed laugh and brilliant atmosphere.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. £16.50 Advance / £19 Doors. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone. Age 18+

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Group Booking

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Buy 10 Tickets get the 11th free! For large group bookings please contact the Box Office 01707 533 333.

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Social Media

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We love to hear about your night! Tag us on social media #EvolutionComedy

Facebook @TheAtkinsonSouthport @evolutioncomedy Twitter @AtkinsonThe @EvoComedyCLub Instagram @theatkinsonsouthport @evolutioncomedyclub

"

Clubstyle Seating

"

Evolution Comedy Club takes place in the studio with a clubstyle layout. If you purchase lower level seating, tables and chairs are available on a first come first serve basis. If you purchase balcony seating, you will be assigned a seat number for the show.

"

Bar

"

The bar opens at 7:30pm, half an hour before the show begins, and will remain open until the show finishes. A great selection of refreshments and pub snacks are on offer.

"

Photography/Filming

"

For this event, photography without flash is allowed. Recording is not allowed.

"

Line-up

"

Line-ups are correct at time of purchase but may be subject to change. No refunds will be offered for changes to the line-up. Customers will not be notified of any changes to the line-up.

"

Practical information

"

For more info please see our Practical Information page.

Sat 3 Oct
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 7 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 5 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 2 Jan
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 6 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Evolution Comedy Club - June

On the first Saturday of every month Evolution Comedy Club present a side-splitting night of laughter. Expect to see the finest comedians on the circuit and a different host at every show.

June line-up to be announced.

Join us at The Atkinson for a guaranteed laugh and brilliant atmosphere.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. £16.50 Advance / £19 Doors. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone. Age 18+

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Group Booking

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Buy 10 Tickets get the 11th free! For large group bookings please contact the Box Office 01707 533 333.

"

Social Media

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We love to hear about your night! Tag us on social media #EvolutionComedy

Facebook @TheAtkinsonSouthport @evolutioncomedy Twitter @AtkinsonThe @EvoComedyCLub Instagram @theatkinsonsouthport @evolutioncomedyclub

"

Clubstyle Seating

"

Evolution Comedy Club takes place in the studio with a clubstyle layout. If you purchase lower level seating, tables and chairs are available on a first come first serve basis. If you purchase balcony seating, you will be assigned a seat number for the show.

"

Bar

"

The bar opens at 7:30pm, half an hour before the show begins, and will remain open until the show finishes. A great selection of refreshments and pub snacks are on offer.

"

Photography/Filming

"

For this event, photography without flash is allowed. Recording is not allowed.

"

Line-up

"

Line-ups are correct at time of purchase but may be subject to change. No refunds will be offered for changes to the line-up. Customers will not be notified of any changes to the line-up.

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Practical information

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For more info please see our Practical Information page.

Sat 5 Sep
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 3 Oct
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 7 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 5 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 2 Jan
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 6 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 6 Mar
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Evolution Comedy Club - March

On the first Saturday of every month Evolution Comedy Club present a side-splitting night of laughter. Expect to see the finest comedians on the circuit and a different host at every show.

March line-up to be announced.

Join us at The Atkinson for a guaranteed laugh and brilliant atmosphere.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. £16.50 Advance / £19 Doors. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone. Age 18+

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Group Booking

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Buy 10 Tickets get the 11th free! For large group bookings please contact the Box Office 01707 533 333.

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Social Media

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We love to hear about your night! Tag us on social media #EvolutionComedy

Facebook @TheAtkinsonSouthport @evolutioncomedy Twitter @AtkinsonThe @EvoComedyCLub Instagram @theatkinsonsouthport @evolutioncomedyclub

"

Clubstyle Seating

"

Evolution Comedy Club takes place in the studio with a clubstyle layout. If you purchase lower level seating, tables and chairs are available on a first come first serve basis. If you purchase balcony seating, you will be assigned a seat number for the show.

"

Bar

"

The bar opens at 7:30pm, half an hour before the show begins, and will remain open until the show finishes. A great selection of refreshments and pub snacks are on offer.

"

Photography/Filming

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For this event, photography without flash is allowed. Recording is not allowed.

"

Line-up

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Line-ups are correct at time of purchase but may be subject to change. No refunds will be offered for changes to the line-up. Customers will not be notified of any changes to the line-up.

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Practical information

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For more info please see our Practical Information page.

Sat 3 Oct
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 7 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 5 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 2 Jan
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 6 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Evolution Comedy Club - November

On the first Saturday of every month Evolution Comedy Club present a side-splitting night of laughter. Expect to see the finest comedians on the circuit and a different host at every show.

November line-up to be announced.

Join us at The Atkinson for a guaranteed laugh and brilliant atmosphere.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. £16.50 Advance / £19 Doors. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone. Age 18+

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Group Booking

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Buy 10 Tickets get the 11th free! For large group bookings please contact the Box Office 01707 533 333.

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Social Media

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We love to hear about your night! Tag us on social media #EvolutionComedy

Facebook @TheAtkinsonSouthport @evolutioncomedy Twitter @AtkinsonThe @EvoComedyCLub Instagram @theatkinsonsouthport @evolutioncomedyclub

"

Clubstyle Seating

"

Evolution Comedy Club takes place in the studio with a clubstyle layout. If you purchase lower level seating, tables and chairs are available on a first come first serve basis. If you purchase balcony seating, you will be assigned a seat number for the show.

"

Bar

"

The bar opens at 7:30pm, half an hour before the show begins, and will remain open until the show finishes. A great selection of refreshments and pub snacks are on offer.

"

Photography/Filming

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For this event, photography without flash is allowed. Recording is not allowed.

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Line-up

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Line-ups are correct at time of purchase but may be subject to change. No refunds will be offered for changes to the line-up. Customers will not be notified of any changes to the line-up.

"

Practical information

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For more info please see our Practical Information page.

Sat 3 Oct
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 7 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 5 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 2 Jan
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 6 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Evolution Comedy Club - October

On the first Saturday of every month Evolution Comedy Club present a side-splitting night of laughter. Expect to see the finest comedians on the circuit and a different host at every show.

October line-up to be announced.

Join us at The Atkinson for a guaranteed laugh and brilliant atmosphere.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. £16.50 Advance / £19 Doors. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone. Age 18+

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Group Booking

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Buy 10 Tickets get the 11th free! For large group bookings please contact the Box Office 01707 533 333.

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Social Media

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We love to hear about your night! Tag us on social media #EvolutionComedy

Facebook @TheAtkinsonSouthport @evolutioncomedy Twitter @AtkinsonThe @EvoComedyCLub Instagram @theatkinsonsouthport @evolutioncomedyclub

"

Clubstyle Seating

"

Evolution Comedy Club takes place in the studio with a clubstyle layout. If you purchase lower level seating, tables and chairs are available on a first come first serve basis. If you purchase balcony seating, you will be assigned a seat number for the show.

"

Bar

"

The bar opens at 7:30pm, half an hour before the show begins, and will remain open until the show finishes. A great selection of refreshments and pub snacks are on offer.

"

Photography/Filming

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For this event, photography without flash is allowed. Recording is not allowed.

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Line-up

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Line-ups are correct at time of purchase but may be subject to change. No refunds will be offered for changes to the line-up. Customers will not be notified of any changes to the line-up.

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Practical information

"

For more info please see our Practical Information page.

Sat 3 Oct
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 7 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 5 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 2 Jan
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 6 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Evolution Comedy Club - September

On the first Saturday of every month Evolution Comedy Club present a side-splitting night of laughter. Expect to see the finest comedians on the circuit and a different host at every show.

September line-up to be announced.

Join us at The Atkinson for a guaranteed laugh and brilliant atmosphere.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. £16.50 Advance / £19 Doors. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone. Age 18+

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Group Booking

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Buy 10 Tickets get the 11th free! For large group bookings please contact the Box Office 01707 533 333.

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Social Media

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We love to hear about your night! Tag us on social media #EvolutionComedy

Facebook @TheAtkinsonSouthport @evolutioncomedy Twitter @AtkinsonThe @EvoComedyCLub Instagram @theatkinsonsouthport @evolutioncomedyclub

"

Clubstyle Seating

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Evolution Comedy Club takes place in the studio with a clubstyle layout. If you purchase lower level seating, tables and chairs are available on a first come first serve basis. If you purchase balcony seating, you will be assigned a seat number for the show.

"

Bar

"

The bar opens at 7:30pm, half an hour before the show begins, and will remain open until the show finishes. A great selection of refreshments and pub snacks are on offer.

"

Photography/Filming

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For this event, photography without flash is allowed. Recording is not allowed.

"

Line-up

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Line-ups are correct at time of purchase but may be subject to change. No refunds will be offered for changes to the line-up. Customers will not be notified of any changes to the line-up.

"

Practical information

"

For more info please see our Practical Information page.

Sat 3 Oct
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 7 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 5 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 2 Jan
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 6 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 6 Mar
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Feast of Fiddles

***Feast of Fiddles*** is a band of friends that put on a show of huge dynamic range performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun. Fiddlers Peter Knight (Gigspanner, Steeleye Span), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Lindisfarne) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) add the large range of fiddle playing styles to the rock back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion – all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks.

A live music entertainment like no other on the circuit which is guaranteed to be enjoyed by even the most doubting of friends dragged along!

“Absolutely awesome!”Sue Marchant, BBC East

“Britain’s fiddling supergroup”Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“The best fiddle players of a generation” – fRoots

“Crabtree pumps his accordion as though he’s powering his own heartbeat and each and every violinist fiddles frantically. Impressive, high energy stuff”Manchester Review

Hosted by Friends of Folk.

Sun 25 Apr

£22

The Fureys

Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys are renowned for their hit songs* ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’* etc.

The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 43 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is The Fureys “Green Fields of France” and President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in National Concert Hall.

The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he shared accommodation with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for seven years. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager.

www.thefureys.com / Facebook @TheFureys

Thu 27 May

£23

The George Michael Story Tour 2021

Welcome to The George Michael Story Tour 2021 – featuring Steve Mitchell, alongside a full live band with video screens supporting the show, including footage of George and interviews with the man himself.

The only truly accurate tribute to George Michael as seen on BBC & ITV.

This touring show performs George Michael’s hits in chronological order. The George Michael Story tells in detail, the career of George and his 100 million record selling history.

The show starts with George in the Wham! days and then into the Grammy Award winning ‘Faith’ album, through to George’s more mature hits, touching on some of his heartfelt songs.

A fun and emotional night culminating in a finale that is guaranteed to surprise & have the audience singing along!!

Expect to be taken on a musical journey of George’s biggest hits celebrating his life and generosity.

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Facebook Reviews

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Absolutely amazing, I have seen George himself, but I really enjoyed this tribute, booked again!!

Excellent, great, wonderful, awesome so many memories xx

An absolute must for all Wham and George Michael fans. Very professional show from start to finish. The vocals were amazing, I danced, I sang and I cried. Can’t wait to see the show again 😍

We had such a great night watching an amazing performance, as for the singing, I don’t think anyone can sound more like George than George himself, fantastic!

Absolutely amazing. Steve not only sounds uncannily like George but looks similar too. The band are excellent

Was an amazing show. As far as tributes go it was one of the best I’ve ever seen.

I’ve seen this show twice, just last year. Absolutely phenomenal. There is no one that sounds more like George, I think. The girls singing are star quality. The band is awesome. I can’t wait to go again.

Saw the show on Saturday 29 February 2020 – amazing is certainly the word 😊 fantastic tribute to a fantastic artist …. the production and thoughts that has gone into making the show is truly brilliant – my friends and I danced and sung all evening – I would definitely recommend going to see this show. Thanks for a fab evening.

Absolutely Fabulous!! Close your eyes and George is singing to you, Steve has an amazing voice 10/10

We had a great night what a fantastic voice so tastefully done ! Beautiful tribute x

Sat 27 Feb

£27

Giovanni Pernice: This Is Me

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Tickets

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Zone 2: £34 (Rows N-X) Zone 1: £36 (Rows A & B, E-M) VIP Meet & Greet: £75 (Rows C & D) Includes pre-show meet & greet and priority seating. Meet Giovanni for photo and autograph opportunities and receive a signed print. The meet & greet takes place 90 minutes before the show begins at 6pm. All VIP ticket holders must arrive at least 10 minutes before the meet and greet is due to start. Anyone arriving late may not be accepted.

Strictly Theatre Co. presents

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GIOVANNI PERNICE: THIS IS ME

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Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Giovanni Pernice, is back in 2021 with his hit show THIS IS ME!

The showman is set to light up the stage, along with his cast of professional dancers, for his fifth year of touring.

With the Italian’s natural charm, combined with beautiful choreography perfectly complemented by a fabulous soundtrack, THIS IS ME pays homage to the music and dances that have inspired Giovanni’s career, from a competition dancer to one of the biggest names on the hit BBC show.

Expect all of your favourite Ballroom and Latin dances and more…

Dancer, Showman…..Giovanni Pernice – THIS IS ME

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Reviews

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****\★★ Giovanni brings the house down – *Lincolnshire Live ****\★★ *Out of this world – *Wrekin News * ****\★★ 10/10 – *Dorset Echo Reviews from 2017, 2018, 2019 tours

Twitter @pernicegiovann1 Instagram @pernicegiovann1

Fri 2 Apr

Prices to be confirmed

Glenn Tilbrook

Glenn Tilbrook

It was 1973 when Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford first formed the band that would that would see them dubbed ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’. 45 years later they continue to tour in Squeeze, together as a duo, or as solo performers.

Glenn Tilbrooks solo shows have continued to rise in popularity with his 2016 tour selling out all but a couple of shows. The reasons for this are a combination of a consummately professional, yet distinctly personal performance, the familiarity of those wonderful Squeeze songs – both new and old, and the occasional spontaneous interpretation of a respected song by another artist.

Sat 17 Apr

£22

GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues (Tribute)

Go Now! The music of The Moody Blues is the brainchild of drummer Gordy Marshall.

Gordy toured with The Moody Blues for 25 years as a session musician. Along with Mick Wilson (lead singer of 10cc), the two musicians have brought together some of the very best singers and instrumentalists in the country to create the ultimate tribute to the greatest classic rock band of a generation.

Hit songs such as ‘Nights in White Satin’, ‘Tuesday Afternoon’, ‘Go Now’ and* ‘Isn’t Life Strange’* are beautifully recreated live, and sound as close to the initial recordings as you will ever hear.

Sat 6 Mar

£25

The Goonies (12A)

Old-fashioned yarn about a band of adventurous kids who take on the might of a property developing company which plans to destroy their home to build a country club. When the children discover an old pirate map in the attic, they follow it into an underground cavern in search of lost treasure but come up against plenty of dangerous obstacles along the way.

Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Jeff Cohen. Running Time: 114 minutes

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Relaxed Film Screenings

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A series of films presented in a relaxed environment, open to everyone including parents with young children, people with learning difficulties and people with sensory or communication difficulties. See the full programme here.

* Low lighting will be kept during the film screening.
* The audience is welcome to move around the Theatre, talk and sing along to musical numbers!
* Children under 12 months go free. For more information about visiting The Atkinson with babies and children, please see our Practical Information.
* Carers go free. Carer’s tickets are available at Box Office or over the phone 01704 533 333.

If have attended one of our relaxed screenings, don’t be shy about giving feedback on your next trip to The Atkinson. hello@theatkinson.co.uk

Wed 19 Aug

£3.50

Herman's Hermits: 55th Anniversary Tour

Herman’s Hermits are one of the biggest selling bands of the 60’s, not just in the UK, but around the World.

From their early beginnings in Manchester in 1964, the band have chalked up 23 Hit Singles, 10 Hit Albums, appeared in 3 Major Movies and to date they have sold in excess of 75 Million records worldwide.

Hits include, There’s A Kind Of Hush, Silhouettes, Can’t You Hear My Heart Beat, Wonderful World, A Must To Avoid, Mrs Brown You’ve Gotta Lovely Daughter, and many more

In 2020 Herman’s Hermits embark on their Solo 55th Anniversary Tour, join us for an evening of nostalgia, song overflow: hidden;" src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F629977733805976%2Fvideos%2F961571590845473%2F&show_text=0 three of which became household names; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and…… Herman’s Hermits, who are one of the most successful groups throughout the world. From their beginning in Manchester, England, on April 1st 1964, the band has chalked up over 23 hit singles, 10 hit albums, 3 major movies and countless television shows and concert tours all over the world – up to date they have total record sales of over 75 million.

Since 1971 and the departure of Peter Noone to pursue a solo career in the entertainment business, the group has never stopped. Original member Barry (the Bean) Whitwam. has guided the band from strength to strength into one of the hardest working acts in the business – they still average more than 200 one-night stands per year – and reckon they maintain their stamina by having an amazing sense of humour.

Their touring schedule takes them to Germany, Belgium, Holland, the Scandinavian countries, the U.S.A., Canada, Australia and New Zealand on a regular basis, and they still find time to perform in their home country the United Kingdom, packing in the audiences at every venue and delighting them with their solid musicianship, vocal ability and dynamic stage presence.

The ‘Golden Oldies’ still make up a large part of their show – much to the enjoyment of their fans, who can’t resist singing along to Mr.’s Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter, Silhouettes, Dandy, Henry VIII and others too numerous to mention.

From the Sixties, though the Seventies, Eighties, Nineties and into the 21st century Herman’s Hermits are still ‘Into Something Good’.

Wed 17 Mar

£24

I, Elizabeth

1568: At a vital crossroads in history a young Queen steps from the shadows to unburden herself of her many troubles and reveal her innermost thoughts on marriage, succession, religion, war and the challenges to her throne.

Defying the establishment by choosing to lead her country alone, she forsakes her own dreams and desires in order to steer England towards national and spiritual security. But time is against her…

Elizabeth I: Queen at 25, political phoenix and famously unmarried, she was the most educated woman of her Age – but who was the woman beneath the crown?

Traitor, bastard, heretic or prisoner: call her what you like. The rest is history.

Using only Elizabeth’s own letters, speeches and writings, solo performer Rebecca Vaughan continues her successful collaboration with director Guy Masterson (Austen’s Women – Edinburgh 2009 and Adelaide 2010 sell out), exploring the Queen’s struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty.

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Reviews

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“Riveting… a breathtaking creation” ★★★★★ – Edinburgh Evening News

“An absolute masterclass… I can’t recommend this highly enough” ★★★★★ – Fringe Review

“Any actress portraying Elizabeth I would have to have a strong presence… Rebecca Vaughan delivers… a performace worthy of an Academy Award.” ★★★★★ – The Carrick

“I, Elizabeth is a moving, emotional and passionate production… Rebecca Vaughan plays a five star role as Elizabeth, giving her all and more to the performance, confiding in the audience as though they are her closest confidants. The costume is fantastic, the acting superb, and the content brilliant. A definite must see for history and theatre addicts.” ★★★★★ – Hairline

Wed 24 Mar
Studio

£15 (£13)

I Spy With My Little Eye

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Age 2+

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The People’s Theatre Company presents I Spy With My Little Eye by Steven Lee.

For Molly’s sixth birthday her parents want to throw her the perfect party. They don’t have a lot of money but what they do have is a lot of love and, if truth be told, a lot of clutter.

Fortunately you can make an absolutely fantastic game of “I Spy” out of love and clutter and it just so happens that Molly (and her dog Bingo) like nothing better!

So consider yourself cordially invited to join us for what promises to be a truly magical day of fun and laughter, complete with an amazing birthday treasure hunt, all your favourite sing along songs and lots of interactive games – including Molly’s favourite… “I Spy With My Little Eye!”

A sweet surprise and photos with the birthday girl will be available at the end of the party so adults should bring along their cameras to capture the smiles.

Based on the brand new picture book by Steven Lee (Don’t Dribble On The Dragon, How the Koala Learnt To Hug) and brought to you by the creators of There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly, this adorable family musical celebrates everything great about being a kid – and everything great about having one.

Tue 27 Oct
Studio

£11 (Children £9)

Ian Prowse & Amsterdam

Thu 29 Oct
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Ian Waite and Vincent Simone: Act Two

The Ballroom Boys double act Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are set to return in 2020 with a brand new show –* Ian Waite and Vincent Simone….ACT TWO*, after the roaring success of their 5 star rated 2019 tour!

The fabulous Strictly Come Dancing stars promise another wonderful evening of old-fashioned variety – dance, comedy and song!

With beautiful costumes, gorgeous lighting and world class routines, including the Viennese Waltz, the Foxtrot, the Rhumba… and of course… there has to be another incredible Argentine Tango routine by the master! The boys will be joined by their stunning dance partners and a world class singer.

If you enjoyed The Ballroom Boys, then make sure you don’t miss the hilarious dancing duo when they bring you….ACT TWO!

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VIP Meet & Greet

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The meet and greet includes meeting Ian and Vincent for photo and autograph opportunities, plus a signed print. The meet and greet is PRE-SHOW, 90 minutes before the show begins. All VIP ticket holders must arrive at least 10 minutes before the meet and greet is due to start. Anyone arriving late may not be permitted.

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Ticket Zones

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VIP Meet & Greet – Row A-B Zone 1 – Row C-P Zone 2 – Row Q-X

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Reviews from the 2019 production

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⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ World-class – The News Letter ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ A hugely entertaining night out– Crawley Observer ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ What a show! – Elementary Whats On

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The Cast

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Vincent’s leading lady – Ksenia Zsikhotska After wowing audiences with their partnership on The Ballroom Boys 2019 tour, Ksenia Zsikhotska returns as Vincent’s leading lady for Act Two! Ksenia is a United Kingdom and British Closed Latin Professional Champion, and a Latin Show Dance Champion. She was also a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars Ireland for three seasons, and has toured with former Strictly professional Brendan Cole, on his ‘A Night To Remember’ production. Ksenia can’t wait to get back on stage doing what she loves the most!

Ian’s leading lady – Faye Huddleston Faye Huddleston joins The Ballroom Boys – Act Two as Ian’s leading lady! A professional dancer since the age of sixteen, Faye has toured the globe doing what she loves! She made her West End debut at just eighteen years old, in the show ‘Cheek to Cheek’, and has since gone on to perform on West End stages many more times, with shows including ‘Rip It Up – The 60’s’ and the world-famous ‘Burn the Floor’. Part of the international Ballroom company Burn the Floor for over ten years, Faye has performed in many of their tours and her dance partner was Strictly’s Aljaz Skorjanec! Faye is excited to join the cast for Act Two of The Ballroom Boys!

Vocalist – Rebecca Lisewski Vocalist Rebecca Lisewski joins the cast of The Ballroom Boys – Act Two! Rebecca got her first break in 2000 in the hit West End show ‘Fame’. She has gone on to appear in numerous West End shows and touring productions, including ‘Starlight Express’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Puttin’ On the Ritz’, and most recently Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cats’. Rebecca has previously performed with Vincent and Strictly star Flavia Cacace, in their Tango shows ‘Dance til Dawn’, ‘The Last Tango’, and ‘Tango Moderno’. She is thrilled to share the stage with Vincent once again in The Ballroom Boys – Act Two!

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Fri 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

Jackson Live in Concert

Sweeney Entertainments proudly presents

*Jackson Live in Concert * Starring CJ and his Incredible Band & Dancers

Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time, but many of today’s artists have been inspired by his iconic style. His career spanned nearly five decades of music, and he was continually at the forefront of popular music.

Jackson Live in Concert now features the hugely talented ‘CJ’ recreating the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs.

‘CJ’ is one of the most experienced, dedicated and well-respected Michael Jackson Tribute artists in the world today, and he perfectly captures the electrifying energy of Michael’s live performances with 100% Live Vocals.

He’s got the look, the moonwalk and the voice! His renditions of Thriller, Beat It and Billie Jean are truly sensational.

Jackson Live in Concert brings together superb musicians and dancers, fabulous costumes, and of course all the signature dance moves associated so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop.

Pure MJ!

Sat 10 Oct

£24.50

Jim Cregan & Co

CREGAN & CO. ‘live’ – Performing The Rod Stewart Songbook

Formed by Rod Stewart’s guitarist and collaborative songwriter, Jim Cregan,* Cregan & Co*****. celebrate from 1977 to the present day with an evening of Rod’s hit songs.

Former Family and Cockney Rebel guitarist Jim joined Rod Stewart’s band in 1977 and became his musical director, co-producer and co-writer. Cregan co-penned many hits with Stewart, including ‘Passion’, ‘Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me)’, and ‘Forever Young’. Jim is a world class guitarist and has written for many other rock and pop star, including Joe Cocker, Art Garfunkel and Steve Harley).

Now, following the release of ‘Dont Listen!’ their first, all-original new recording earlier this year – comes ‘Shane’. Jim Cregan explained the story behind the song, co-written with Elton John/Alice Cooper/Starship/Heart lyricist, Bernie Taupin:* “Bernie and I originally wrote the song for Roy Orbison, but just before we could play it to him, he died. I put it in a drawer and when Cregan & Co. were going start the new album I found it. I played it to Pat Davey, our bass player, during a break in recording and he said we should cut it. We did, that same day.”*

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Reviews

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“If you can’t afford my tickets go see these guys.hey’re just as good and half the price!!”**** – Rod Stewart ★★

  • “Band of the Weekend” ***– Giants of Rock**

“…one of the unexpected highlights of the whole weekend… 20,000 people up dancing and singing”**** – *Cropredy review, Get Ready To Rock!*

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The Band

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Drummer Harry James is renowned for his work with legendary rock band Thunder as well as drumming with Steve Harley, Jon Lord and Glenn Hughes *amongst many others. He also occupies the drum stool for *Magnum and Snakecharmer (alongside Whitesnake’s Neil Murray & Laurie Wisefield *of *Wishbone Ash). Cregan & Co. *bass player *Pat Davey *has toured the world with the Tom Robinson Band, Zoot Money, Jason Rebello and *Rumer, *as well as jazz greats like *Ronnie Scott, *or vintage rockers like pianist *Roy Young.

Pianist Sam Tanner *has also worked with Pete Townsend & Roger Daltrey (The Who), Jeff Beck, Mike Rutherford (Genesis), John Lodge (Moody Blues), Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) and *Paul Carrack. *Sam was delighted to be asked in 2015 to play piano with *The Faces, only the second pianist to ever have that honour, replacing founder member, the late Ian McLagan. Sam was recommended for the job by Jim, Kenney Jones and Robin Le Mesurier, who have all played with The Faces’ Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood *on various occasions. This was Pat Davey’s second outing at Hurtwood Park, and with *Geoff Dunn *(drums) formed the backbone of the house band. On top of all of that, Sam fronts his own Funk-Soul band, ‘Brother Strut’ – *whose debut album topped the iTunes Chart.

Singer Ben Mills was awarded a Platinum album for his debut release which charted at Number 3 in the Official UK Album Charts. Equally at home on both guitar and piano he has worked with musical legends Tony Bennett *and *Barry Manilow *and written songs with *Mark Owen (Take That). In 2006 Ben reached the final of X-Factor alongside* Leona Lewis,* winning accolades from *Simon Cowell *for his gravelly, soulful voice.Ben has his own band and performs all over the world.

“… headliners Cregan Jim Cregan smashing out those classic Rod Stewart songs he co-wrote, played on and produced. Heads up goes to Ben Mills on vocals. this man is the real deal what a set of lungs! I wasn’t around to see Rod in his heyday – but this I think is as close as I am going to get!” (Cambridge Rock Festival review)

  • “Together, they soar, that great Rod Stewart sound conjured up by the guys who created it.”*

(Southampton review)

www.creganandco.com www.jimcregan.com

Wed 28 Oct

£20

Jive Talkin' perform the Bee Gees

Renowned as the original and very best Bee Gees tribute show, and THE ONLY Bee Gees tribute show that have actually performed with the original Bee Gees! In 1997 Gary “The Soundalike quality is quite sensational” (The Stage) “Amazing similarity to the real Bee Gees” (Wakefield Express) “Absolutely Brilliant” (Maurice Gibb) “WOW” (Barry Gibb)

For a truly amazing experience and an opportunity to hear all the great Bee Gees hits; Tragedy, Night Fever, Massachusetts, Stayin Alive, jive Talkin, etc, in a 2 hour explosion of music and vocal harmony, this is a night not to be missed!

www.beegeestribute.com

There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. Please see our Refund Policy.

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Fri 5 Feb

£22.50 (£21)

The Lancashire Hotpots

The Lancashire Hotpots

Comedy folk band from St Helens on their 50 Shades of Gravy tour.

Sat 22 May

£18.70 (£16.50)

Last Train to Auschwitz

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Thursday 28 January – 2pm & 7:45pm Friday 29 January – 7:45pm

Age 13+

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School Groups

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If your School would like to make a group booking, please contact our Box Office 01704 533 333.

Roseann Productions, in association with Jo Mac presents Last Train to Auschwitz.

Last Train to Auschwitz will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions, a journey of love, hope and friendship, a journey you wont forget or want to forget.

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Cast

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Starring Bernie Foley (formerly Brookside)

Maggie Lynch, Lesley Butler, Saul Murphy, Karen Oliver, Jodie Nesbitt Shaw, Roxanne Male, Pamela Ashton, Alan Walsh, Crsisty Miles

and introducing Madison Maitland as Anna

This event is a hire. There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. Please see our Refund Policy.

Thu 28 Jan
Studio

£17.50 (£14.50)

Fri 29 Jan
Studio

£17.50 (£14.50)

Lowri Evans & Lee Mason

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Grateful Fred’s Season Ticket

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See all four acts (May-August) for just £46. To purchase season tickets simply purchase all four events across the season and your cart will automatically update.

On the first Wednesday of every month, Grateful Fred bring world class Americana, Roots and Acoustic music to The Atkinson.

This month we welcome Lowri Evans & Lee Mason with support from Dawn & The Embers.

7:30pm – TBC 8:00pm – Dawn & The Embers 8:40pm – Interval 9:00pm – Lowri Evans & Lee Mason

 Lowri Evans & Lee Mason Dawn & The Embers

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Lowri Evans & Lee Mason

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Since graduating from college in Newcastle Upon Tyne with a degree in Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music, Lowri has been constantly and steadily gathering a fan base, gigging across the country and recording an impressive back catalogue of CD’s.

After college, and returning from a 5 month trip in South America in 2003, she settled back in Wales and put all her efforts into writing and performing music, soon becoming a popular face on the local music scene. Lowri was asked in January 2005 to donate a song to a local charity CD project (Pembrokeshire Acoustic Sessions) raising money for victims of the Boxing Day tsunami in South Asia, it was during this recording session she met guitarist, singer and studio engineer/producer Lee Mason who was also recording a song for the project.

Since meeting in 2005 Lowri and Lee have worked tirelessly as a duo to create and develop our musical sound. They have 10 years experience writing, recording, producing and performing music together as a unit and their musical presence as a duo is firmly established within the music scene. Performing an average of 50 shows a year, appear on S4C programmes on a regular basis and their music is regularly played on BBC Radio Cymru and BBC Radio Wales. BBC Radio Cymru has twice commissioned them to write, produce and record songs for specific programmes in their schedule.

Lowri and Lee continue to perform at many UK festivals – these include Wychwood Festival, Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau, The Acoustic Festival of Britain, The Small Nations Festival, Broadstairs Folk Festival, Llangollen Fringe, Pontardawe Festival, Priddy Folk Festival. We have also supported Cara Dillon, Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting, Richie Havens, Jez Lowe, Jim Moray, Findlay Brown, Cerys Matthews, and played in venues across the UK including Clwb Ifor Bach, Wales Millennium Centre and University of Wales in Cardiff, The Queens Hall in Narberth, The Prom in Bristol, The Troubadour Club and The Bedford in London, The Talbot in Tregaron.

They have performed live radio sessions for Frank Hennessy, Roy Noble, Alan Thompson, Lyn Bowles, Jamie Owen and Eleri Sion on BBC Radio Wales, and with Richard Rees, Shan Cothi, Lisa Gwilym and Nia Roberts on BBC Radio Cymru.

They have been appearing and performing regularly on S4C television shows including Heno, Bandit, Nodyn, Noson Lawen since releasing “Clyw Sibrydion” in 2006.

www.lowriandlee.co.uk

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Your host for the evening will be Grateful Fred. www.gratefulfred.co.uk www.facebook.com/gratefulfreddie www.facebook.com/GratefulFredsHouseConcerts

Wed 5 Aug
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band

Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the Festive Season for their unique celebratory show “Carols autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen>

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“Maddy’s voice is clear as a bell. It actually sounds as if there’s a celebration going on”THE GUARDIAN

“if you haven’t seen them before you’re in for a treat”OXFORD MAIL

“Maddy Prior is in enchanting form. The Carnival Band is an accomplished bunch whose engaging use of classical, folk and other influences defies shorthand definition”SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Mon 30 Nov

£25.50

Mary Rose by J. M. Barrie

Conn Artists Theatre Company in association with Worthing Theatres and Museum present:

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Mary Rose by J. M. Barrie

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A spellbindingly beautiful ghost story about time, love and loss from the creator of Peter Pan. Touring from the Connaught Theatre, Worthing in Spring 2021.

An old, tiny Sussex manor house standing empty and for sale is haunted by the ghost of a young woman who once lived there.

37 years earlier a 12-year-old girl by the name of Mary Rose goes missing on a small island in the Outer Hebrides whilst on holiday with her parents. A month later she mysteriously returns unaware that she has been away for any length of time.

Years later, Mary Rose returns to the same island with her young husband and disappears for a second time. After the passage of 23 years, when her family have come to terms with her loss, she reappears yet again but by now her parents, husband and her child have all aged whilst Mary Rose has remained just the same as the day she vanished.

In this hauntingly beautiful play, from the creator of Peter Pan, comes an exploration of time, love and loss. These timeless themes are given a thrilling revival with a fresh treatment in the trademark style of Conn Artists; with an ensemble cast of five actors, and featuring some of Barrie’s own inspiring stage directions as interwoven pieces of narrative, original live music, a digital soundscape, and a bold reimagining of the ‘traditional’ set design, all creating what living, modern theatre does best.

Mary Rose, spanning a period of over thirty years, will leave you spellbound by its mystical nature and moved by its deepest yearnings to be reunited with the ones we love.

Running time: 2 hours approx. (plus a 20 minute interval)

www.conn-artists.co.uk Facebook @connartiststheatrecompany Twitter @connartistsco

www.wtam.uk Facebook @wtmworthing Twitter @wtmworthing Instagram @wtmworthing

Wed 14 Apr

£15 (£13)

The Mersey Beatles

Fans of The Beatles prepare to be wowed by the world’s favourite Liverpool-born tribute to the Fab Four.

The Mersey Beatles have been rocking sold-out shows around the globe since 1999 with their truly authentic and widely acclaimed celebration of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

The band – who clocked up more than 600 appearances in a 10-year residency at Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club – brilliantly exude the inner and outer spirit of the original Fab Four.

From the costumes, instruments, cheeky Scouse wit and, of course, that brilliant era-defining Mersey sound, The Mersey Beatles stunning live stage show is a gloriously presented hit-packed celebration of the music that changed the world.

Throughout two unforgettable hours, they take the audience on a fabulous ride through the ‘mop top’ hits of Beatlemania, the psychedelic creativity of Sgt Pepper to the melodic wonder and energy of the Fab Four’s later work.

So, roll up, roll up for this very special ‘Magical History Tour’ – a splendid time is guaranteed for all!

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WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THE MERSEY BEATLES…

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“The Mersey Beatles absolutely nail the sound of The Beatles. They have that brilliant ability to get people up on their feet dancing… and John would have loved that!” Julia Baird, John Lennon’s sister

“When I saw them play in The Cavern, they perfectly recreated the atmosphere the original Beatles produced. It was just like listening to The Beatles again.” Joe Flannery, Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein’s assistant

“The best Beatles tribute band around” The British Beatles Fan Club

“The next best thing to seeing the original Beatles live” The Morning Call, USA

Sat 4 Sep

£22

Morgan and West: Unbelievable Science

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Science and silliness abound for ages seven to 107!

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Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!

Magicians, time travellers and all-round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona fide, legitimately qualified scientists, and now are bring their love of enlightenment to the stage!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

On TV Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC).

Please note: Morgan & West take full responsibility for any horizons broadened, passions enflamed or minds blown during the course of the show.

★★★★★ “Put quite simply…great science with hilarious hosts!” – Primary Times ★★★★ “hugely talented” – Daily Mirror ★★★★ “superbly crafted – The Stage

Twitter: @morganmagic @westmagic Facebook: @morganandwest YouTube: MrMorganandMrWest Instagram: @morganandwest

Tue 16 Feb

£9

Mothership: Led Zeppelin Tribute

Led Zeppelin tribute MOTHERSHIP – described in Classic Rock Magazine as “the most authentic-sounding Zep tribute in the UK” – return with a brand new show celebrating the music of the greatest rock band in history. Join us to celebrate more than two hours of live classic Zeppelin – complete with fantastic light show and multi-media support. Kashmir, Going to California, When the Levee Breaks, No Quarter, Black Dog… expect all the classics, but expect the unexpected, too! A show not to be missed for any Zeppelin fan.

mothershipband.co.uk

There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. Please see our Refund Policy.

Fri 9 Oct

£18 (£16)

Murder Mystery: By Invitation Only 1927

Murder Mystery evenings allow you to put your investigative skills to the test and enjoy an evening of murder, mystery and intrigue, courtesy of Murder Mystery Productions.

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By Invitation Only 1927

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When a group of strangers are invited to a hotel to partake in a series of tests, little do they know that one of them will not live to see the dawn.

Join us for a tale of deceit and deliverance.

Price includes a two course buffet and free glass of wine. (Vegetarian & gluten free options included)

Show starts at 7.30pm there will be a break at 9pm which is when both courses of the buffet will be served.

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Sat 20 Mar
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Murder Mystery: Trouble at Mill 1919

Murder Mystery evenings allow you to put your investigative skills to the test and enjoy an evening of murder, mystery and intrigue, courtesy of Murder Mystery Productions.

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Trouble at Mill 1919

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Thomas Bickerstaffe owns the local mill and surrounding areas. He regards himself as a hard, but fair man. The times are a changing though, his world is dying. Unfortunately, very soon So will Thomas.

A story of the end of an era.

Price includes a two course buffet and free glass of wine. (Vegetarian & gluten free options included)

Show starts at 7.30pm there will be a break at 9pm which is when both courses of the buffet will be served.

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Sat 21 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Murder Mystery: Unlawful Justice 1977

Murder Mystery evenings allow you to put your investigative skills to the test and enjoy an evening of murder, mystery and intrigue, courtesy of Murder Mystery Productions.

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Unlawful Justice 1977

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DCI Frank Barlow is nearing retirement. He is an old school copper. His new partner has a very different approach however. Who will get to solve Frank’s final case? And at what cost?

Join us for a criminal tale.

Price includes a two course buffet and free glass of wine. (Vegetarian & gluten free options included)

Show starts at 7.30pm there will be a break at 9pm which is when both courses of the buffet will be served.

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Sat 12 Sep
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

The Music of John Denver

Chris Bannister returns to The Atkinson with his show ‘The Music of John Denver’ for what promises to be a very special evening.

Performing favourites including ‘Sunshine on My Shoulders’, ‘Take Me Home Country Roads’, ‘Leaving on A Jet Plane’ and of course ‘Annie’s Song’ along with some of the cover versions John himself loved to perform live.

Unlike ‘lookalike’ tributes Chris performs the songs in his own unique way which proves popular and has brought him widespread acclaim.

There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. Please see our Refund Policy.

Thu 17 Sep
Studio

£17.50 (£16)

Neil Jones in Gingerland

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VIP Tickets Available!

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Straight from his Directorial and Choreographic debut at Sadler’s Wells, London, BBC Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Neil Jones presents his brand new live dance show, GINGERLAND.

Join Jones as he goes from the back of Claudia’s area to starring in his very own dance show like you have never seen before – comedy, special effects and a lot of outstanding dancing. Neil will show you the real reason he’s a three-time World, eight-time British Champion and well-known choreographer in the world of Ballroom dancing.

Neil will take you on a journey showcasing what made him unique within the dancing world and introduce you to the very people who influenced him as a dancer. It just so happens that they were all Ginger, including Nell de Jaunse, who made an appearance on last year’s Strictly sister show It Takes Two.

Prepare yourself…you are in for a night you will never want to forget!!

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VIP Tickets

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VIP Tickets include pre-show meet & greet at 6pm.

Sat 25 Jul

£30–£32

Neil Jones in Gingerland

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VIP Tickets Available!

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Straight from his Directorial and Choreographic debut at Sadler’s Wells, London, BBC Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Neil Jones presents his brand new live dance show, GINGERLAND.

Join Jones as he goes from the back of Claudia’s area to starring in his very own dance show like you have never seen before – comedy, special effects and a lot of outstanding dancing. Neil will show you the real reason he’s a three-time World, eight-time British Champion and well-known choreographer in the world of Ballroom dancing.

Neil will take you on a journey showcasing what made him unique within the dancing world and introduce you to the very people who influenced him as a dancer. It just so happens that they were all Ginger, including Nell de Jaunse, who made an appearance on last year’s Strictly sister show It Takes Two.

Prepare yourself…you are in for a night you will never want to forget!!

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VIP Tickets

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VIP Tickets include pre-show meet & greet at 6pm.

Thu 11 Mar

£32

Oh! What a Night

Oh! What A Night

OH WHAT A NIGHT! takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys, which has been packing theatres worldwide since its debut in 2005. Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, many more.

With a repertoire which needs no introduction, OH WHAT A NIGHT! combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more! Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!

Sat 14 Nov

£22

On Tour with Elvis Show

Michael King’s ‘ON TOUR WITH ELVIS SHOW’ * FROM VIVA LAS VEGAS TO MEMPHIS TENNESSEE*

The Songs, The Sounds, The Costumes … The Complete Elvis Show

Direct from London’s O2, the Las Vegas Elvis Icon Award Winning ‘On Tour With Elvis Show’.

Michael King’s ‘On Tour With Elvis’ is without doubt the UK’s authoritative touring Elvis show.

An exciting Vegas show filled with Elvis’ greatest hits and more delivered live in true Elvis style. This is a night of pure breathtaking Elvis entertainment plus the best Elvis sound you will hear!

Michael is the only UK Elvis performer to have received the ‘Las Vegas Elvis Icon Award’ for his performances there with Elvis’ very own Jordanaires.

There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. Please see our Refund Policy.

Sat 24 Oct

£23 (£22)

Paul Lamb & The King Snakes

Paul Lamb is known by aficionados and music press around the world as a foremost blues harmonica exponent, forging himself a place in the history books as one of the greatest players of our time, countless awards have been won by himself and his band, The King Snakes.

He has sold record-breaking quantities of albums and performed around the world. Having been inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame, (alongside the likes of Peter Green, John Mayall and Alexis Korner), Paul continues to being his infectious brand of soulful blues to his fans around the globe.

Thu 19 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

The Phoenix Club: Pack of Three

Age 14+

Three Stars of the Award-Winning TV Show Phoenix Nights appearing live in The Phoenix Club: Pack of Three.

A night of hilarious stand-up comedy starring: Series Co-Writer Neil Fitzmaurice (Ray Von) Britain’s Got Talent star Barbara Nice (Holy Mary) Archie Kelly (Kenny “Dalglish” Senior)

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Neil Fitzmaurice

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Neil Fitzmaurice is an actor, comedian and writer. He is known for co-writing Phoenix Nights, in which he also starred as Ray-Von. His acting credits include Jeff in the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show, Lucky Kev in Benidorm and he’s currently appearing as Mr Bishop in Brassic.

Twitter @fitzyfella

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Barbara Nice

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Barbara Nice is the comedy creation of Janice Connolly BEM. In 2019 Barbara made it to the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent. Janice is perhaps best known for her role as God fearing barmaid Holy Mary in Phoenix Nights where she first worked alongside Archie and Neil.

Twitter @BarbaraNice

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Archie Kelly

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Archie Kelly is currently appearing as Shirley in Brassic, Archie is of course better known as the serial liar Kenny “Dalglish” Senior in Phoenix Nights. Ironic given that Archie has never told a lie.

Twitter @archiekelly

Thu 4 Mar

£20

A Pleasing Terror: Two ghost stories by M R James

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A Pleasing Terror

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Two ghost stories by M R James. Performed by R M Lloyd Parry.

Over a century after they were first published, the ghost stories of M R James retain their power to terrify and amuse. This gripping one man show retells two of the earliest and eeriest.

In Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book, a young Cambridge antiquary discovers the devil in the details of an old book in a medieval town in the French Pyrenees…

In The Mezzotint a ghoulish revenge is enacted within a work of art, before the helpless eyes of a museum curator in Oxford…

Age 12+

★★★★★ Wonderful, magical storytellingThe Daily Mail

Thu 5 Nov
Studio

£12 (£10)

Pop Princesses

Sweeney Entertainments present POP PRINCESSES A Magical show where beautiful Princesses become Pop Stars!

This is the children’s pop concert with a big difference. A musical spectacular starring four fabulous Fairy tale Princesses who just love to sing! It’s the perfect mix.

Featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor swift. Meghan Trainor, and internet sensation, JoJo Siwa, plus songs from all your favourite Films and Musicals. Come and join the fun!

Age ages – fancy dress welcome Running time: 2hrs including 20min interval

Thu 18 Feb

£17

Rapunzel

Running Time: 2 hours (with interval) Ages 5+

Rapunzel: A Tangled Musical Adventure

Let your hair down in a brand-new adaptation of the popular fairy tale ‘RAPUNZEL’

Scott Ritchie Productions (creators of Alice in Wonderland in 2019) proudly presents this exciting and fun adventure.

This production promises to be a theatrical treat for audiences of all ages, featuring a witty script, original music and some songs you may already know. Get tangled up with a host of loveable characters from this magical fairy tale.

With an exciting opportunity to meet the characters after the show, this is sure to be a “hair-raising” production that you won’t want to miss!

For more information about visiting The Atkinson with babies and children, please see our Practical Information.

Sat 5 Jun

£15

Rob Newman: Total Eclipse of Descartes

Rob Newman: Total Eclipse of Descartes

Multi-award winning stand-up philosophy show by Rob Newman.

Thu 8 Oct

£15 (£12)

Sam Kelly's Station House

Sam Kelly is a professional musician with more than 40 years in the business. His “Station House” band has been featuring on the U.K./Worldwide music scene for many years.

Originating from London’s “Station Tavern” in the early nineties, Station House has seen a wealth of quality musicians come and go over the years, all with one constant goal in mind – to mix instinctive funk/soul rhythms with the diversity of the blues.

In 2019 Sam re-launched the band as a 5-piece featuring Sam Kelly (drums/bvs), Richard Sadler (bass),Tony Qunta (guitar/vocals) Jerome Marcus (percussion/bvs) and Rowena Poole (lead vocals) and this format continues to work at venues and festivals all over Europe/UK.

Sam Kelly’s Station House is a blues-based “groove” band with a unique sound that is influenced by New Orleans second line, soul, jazz and British funk.

The show centres around tracks from their latest album “No Barricades” featuring the works of TW Henderson plus songs from Johnny Guitar Watson, Keb Mo, Average White Band, Labi Siffre, to name but a few.

SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE are a vibrant, energetic band who are always funkin’ off the blues !!

“some of the best – and I mean best – musicians in the UK. Or anywhere, come to that”PAUL JONES (The Blues Band, Manfred Mann, Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse)

 Sam Rowena Tony 
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Facebook @SamKellysStationHouse

Fri 4 Jun
Studio

£15

Soul Train

SOUL TRAIN will soon steam into Southport and on board will be a fine feast of soulful gems.

Harking back to the wonderful days when the dance floor was king, the show features a fun presentation of 60s and 70s soul classics. From the early days of Tamla Motown, Stax and Atlantic records though to the disco years and beyond (dig out those flares!)

Featured in a fun feel good production are classic hit songs by – Stevie Wonder, Isley Brothers, Supremes, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Candi Staton, Whitney Houston and many more great artists that still keep us singing and dancing.

Wonderful memories and always a fun night out!

Show producer and performer Wayne Kennedy has now sold well over one million concert tickets for his theatre shows.

https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/website/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/soul-train-SOUTHPORT.mp4

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Reviews

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The StageSuperb – Remarkable – Tremendously Entertaining! The BBCMAGNIFICENT!

Fri 21 Aug

£22

The Sound of Springsteen

The Sound of Springsteen take to the stage for the second year of touring in 2020!

After 2 years of getting the show together, and 1 year of touring in 2019, crowds, fans and theatres have given such high reviews from all over the UK.

With a passion for the work of “The Boss”, 8 piece tribute The Sound of Springsteen bring their years of live performances and recording to rock you with Bruce Springsteen’s greatest hits and deep cuts.

With songs like, Born In The USA, Glory Days, Streets of Philadelphia and many more, this is a night of passion for Springsteen, and we are back in year 2, bigger and better.

Group booking discount: Buy 10 tickets get 11th free!

Sat 19 Sep

£24.50 (£22.50)

Southport Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival

Southport Blues, Rhythm And Rock Festival!

A celebration of all things blues, rhythm and rock'n'roll. The line-up for 2020 features Animals & Friends, Henrik Freischlader Band, Kyla Brox Band, The Cinelli Brothers, Mojo Preachers and more.

Sun 11 Oct

£33 (early bird £29)

Southport Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

Featuring:

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The Animals, Henrik Freischlader Band, Kyla Brox Band, The Cinelli Brothers, Mojo Preachers and Connor Selby Band

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£29 Early Bird Tickets (First 100 tickets) £33 Full Price

Solid Entertainments have put together a stellar line-up for Southport Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival that will appeal to live music lovers with wide musical tastes, attract people of all ages and offer great value for money.

With The **Animals a brand of rhythm n blues that the whole world seemed to grasp greedily. Let us not forget that it was Bob Dylan’s ‘House of the Rising Sun’ that so inspired this legendary band to record what history has shown to be the definitive take and here is it is, performed by the Animals & Friends in 2019.

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The Animals & Friends

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Need anything else be said!

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Henrik Freischlader Band

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After numerous experiments, whether in a trio or with an eight-member, international big band, Henrik Freischlader is now returning to where it all started – for the blues!

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Kyla Brox Band

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Blues and soul become inextricably entwined in award-winning singer-songwriter, Kyla Brox, whose raw talent has seen her described as “the finest female blues singer of her generation”!

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The Cinelli Brothers

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Marco & Alessandro Cinelli champion a new generation of musicians sharing a love of Blues, Soul, R conjuring up a melodiously intricate, authentic yet unconventional sound!

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Connor Selby Band

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Inspired by music in the 60’s citing Eric Clapton as his first and current major influence, putting particular emphasis on his output with John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers and Cream!

www.solidentertainments.com

There are no refunds or exchanges for this festival. Please see our Refund Policy.

Sun 21 Feb

Prices to be confirmed

Steve Harley

Steve Harley

The original Cockney rebel playing his hits including that song … can't think what it's called.

Thu 10 Sep

£33

Sat 15 May

£33

Strangers on a Train Set

LipService go off the rails in * Strangers on a Train Set*

Challenging a youth to turn down his music, Irene Sparrow, inventor of the left-handed crochet hook (patent pending, as seen on Dragon’s Den) finds herself under suspicion of murder after the train emerges from a tunnel with the young man dead.

But this is no ordinary train, each passenger is reading a book, each book is a portal into a parallel universe of train related crime fiction.

With clever use of projection and multiple train sets, LipService give you a whistle stop tour that will leave you breathless and racing for the refreshment coach.

So don’t blow your stack, this show is just the ticket to help you let off steam and overuse many more railway metaphors. A show that appeals to crime aficionados and narrow gauge railway enthusiasts alike.

Age 10+

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This performance will be Audio Described

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Audio Description service is created by Anne Hornsby of Mind’s Eye, the leading experts in the UK. Through individual head-sets, the audience hear a verbal description of the set and the physical action whilst listening to the performance’s dialogue. If you require a head-set please contact the Box Office on 01704 533333 to book your tickets, limited head-sets available.

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Reviews

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“LipService – The Laurel and Hardy of literary deconstruction”The Independent

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Facebook Reviews

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A hilarious evening of clever nonsense from two hyper-talented women.

I didn’t think these women could be any funnier than all their other offerings…it was a wonderful night out in Nottingham for us. Don’t miss it.

What a fantastic show! Loved it.

Congratulations on a well performed show. Loved it all. Best bit the railway children!

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About Lip Service

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LipService’s Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding have been writing and performing since 1985 – Strangers On A Train Set is their 21st production.

As well as their work on the stage, they had their own series on Radio 4 – nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award – and have twice won the Critics’ Award for Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival.

Wed 11 Nov
Studio

£15

Summer 1993 (12A)

Love film? Then you’ll love Southport Film Guild!

Join us in The Atkinson’s Theatre on the first Wednesday of every month to enjoy a cinematic experience like no other.

Films are free to members and £4.50 to non-members.

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Summer 1993 (12A)

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An autobiographical film, based on a six year old orphan from Barcelona, being adopted by her Aunt and her family in the Spanish countryside. Slowly the orphan adapts to her new family and surroundings.

Language: Spanish (English Subtitles) Genre: Coming of Age Drama Starring: Lana Artigas and Paula Robles Director: Carla Simón Run time: 96 mins IMDB Profile

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2019/20 Film Programme

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4 Sep 2019 / Green Book (12A) 2 Oct 2019 / Wajib (15) 6 Nov 2019 / Happy as Lazzaro (12A) 4 Dec 2019 / The Breadwinner (12) 23 Jan 2020 / McQueen (18) 5 Feb 2020 / Cold War (15) 4 Mar 2020 / Leave No Trace (12) 1 Apr 2020 / Burning (15) 6 May 2020 / Shoplifters (15) 3 Jun 2020 / If Beale Street Could Talk (15) 1 Jul 2020 / Jeune Femme (15) 5 Aug 2020 / Summer 1993 (12A)

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Membership

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SFG Half Price Membership (March – August 2020) £18

The 6 month membership package includes:

* 6 films (March – August 2020)
* Invitations to The Atkinson’s private views
* Selected ticket offers for The Atkinson’s events
* The Atkinson’s monthly newsletter
* Bring a friend for free to your first screening

For more information on becoming a member, please call our Box Office team on 01704 533 333 or email sfg@theatkinson.co.uk

Wed 5 Aug

£4.50

T.Rextasy

More information coming soon.

Sat 20 Feb

£24

Tales From a Thousand & One Nights

Dragonboy Productions are delighted to present a world premiere and brand new adaptation of some of the best and most entertaining folk tales found in The Arabian Nights.

Scheherazade tells stories… exhilarating stories full of fun, danger, wonder and passion…but will it be enough… Can a story save a life?

With stylish ensemble storytelling and live music, Dragonboy Productions breathe new life into some of the funniest, most entertaining folk tales from The Arabian Nights including The Little Hunchback, Faisal and the Barber, Behind the Door, Sage Duban and the Wazir and The Voyages of Sindbad.

Newly adapted and directed by Eliot Giuralarocca and performed by a talented cast of actor-musicians the show is suitable for the whole family.

This is theatre that cannot be missed!

Running time approx 1 hour 45 mins plus interval

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Past Production Reviews

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Directed by Eliot Giuralarocca

In and Out of Chekhov’s Shorts ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Compelling, original…funny…it flows along like a well oiled machine…Unusual artistic cohesion…complex and very skilfully thought out. (Susan Elkin, Sardines Magazine) Bravo!…The cast played a blinder…a witty whip-smart production (The Greenwich Visitor) A beautifully interweaving set of fleeting tales. Heartwarming…humorous…delightful… lyrical… A Celebration of life’s unpredictability (Always Time for Theatre)

The Tempest ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Nominated for the Gran Premio de Espana de Artes Escenicas (Le Tendre Amour)

Frankenstein ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Truly electrifying theatre…Beautifully crafted…A masterpiece….Fantastically talented and versatile cast!…A masterful re-telling…Unique and captivating! (Blackeyed theatre)

Dracula ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thrilling…totally mesmerising…wickedly innovative…a triumph!…One of the most innovative and gripping theatre performances I’ve seen…Extremely inventive…this is great theatre…stunning…the sheer theatricality was a joy to watch…intensely thrilling…A remarkable evening that ended with a standing ovation. (Blackeyed Theatre)

The Great Gatsby ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Beguiling and Captivating…Riveting..… A masterpiece of timing…Exquisitely entertaining…immensely accomplished…A memorable evening, I urge you not to miss it! (Blackeyed Theatre)

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Eliot Giuralarocca

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Artistic Director, Dragonboy Productions

After studying for a degree in English Language and Literature at Oxford, Eliot has spent 25 years working solidly as an actor in Theatre, Film, T.V. and Opera while also working as an actor, theatre Director and Theatre maker.

Eliot directed and performed in the company’s last show, In and Out of Chekhov’s Shorts, which he adapted from some of the best of Anton Chekhov’s short stories. The production toured to 27 theatres across the country and was warmly received by critics and audiences alike. His production of The Tempest, which he adapted and created for the British Council’s Shakespeare Lives programme, toured throughout Europe and was subsequently nominated for the Spanish Grand Prize for the Performing Arts. He directed Blackeyed Theatre’s acclaimed national tours of Frankenstein, The Great Gatsby, Dracula and Not About Heroes while for Armonico Consort he directed productions of Baroque around the Block, Monteverdi’s Flying Circus and The Imperfect Pearl an Arts Council funded production about the life of the Baroque composer Domenico Zipoli. He also directed the world premiere of Knackerman by Rosanna Negrotti and Stephen Sharkey’s minaturist piece Retrospective at the Arcola Theatre.

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Wed 14 Oct

£12

A Tribute to Ariana Grande & JoJo Siwa

Sweeney Entertainments proudly present A TRIBUTE TO ARIANA GRANDE & JOJO SIWA The U.K.’s number one tributes to global superstar Ariana Grande & kids’ sensation JoJo Siwa together in the most exciting new Pop production of 2020!

A Tribute to Ariana Grande there’s just no stopping her! With six hit singles to her name including ‘Kid In A Candy Store’, ‘Boomerang’ and ‘Hold The Drama’, JoJo was always bound to be a star… and she’s still only 16! She loves to sing and dance and wear her signature bows! Bows that are now known globally and represent her fans called the “Siwanatorz”. The latest big adventure in JoJo’s already incredible career was her very first tour in 2019.

Group Booking Offer: Buy 10 get the 11th free. Automatically applied at checkout.

Sun 20 Sep

£15

The Unravelling Wilburys

This top tribute show is more than just a tribute! They are the ‘complete package’, a great combination of brilliant musicianship, tongue in cheek humour and rave reviews throughout the UK, the band play their songs in their familiar country-rock style whilst stealing a few choice numbers from those famous five icons, Messrs Orbison, Harrison, Dylan, Petty and Lynne!

The brilliant Unravelling Wilburys with tongue in cheek hilarity are made up of Sticky Willy, Thumper, Blind Melon, Walter and Honky Tonk Wilbury, ‘the real Wilbury brothers’! They grew up in Appalachian shacks and first presented their songs in Nashville back in 1987. Their show tells the story of how their songs were stolen (allegedly) by Messrs Orbison, Harrison, Dylan, Petty and Lynne at Nashville’s Tootsies Bar and the hard road they had to tread to get ‘em back.

Listen to “Handle With Care”; “End Of The Line”; “The Devil’s Been Busy”; “Tweeter And The Monkey Man”; “Heading For The Light”; “Mr Tambourine Man”; “If Not For You”; “Pretty Woman”; “Mr Blue Sky”; “Here Comes The Sun”; “I Won’t Back Down”; “Runaway”; “Running Down A Dream”; “Learning To Fly”; “Refugee” and many others.

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Facebook Reviews

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“Captured the style and sounds perfectly and with their own added sense of humour gave the audience an evening to remember”.

“Thank you all for a sensational performance last night, it was musicianship of extraordinary talent from you all.”

Sat 22 Aug

£20 (£17)

The Unravelling Wilburys

This top tribute show is more than just a tribute! They are the ‘complete package’, a great combination of brilliant musicianship, tongue in cheek humour and rave reviews throughout the UK, the band play their songs in their familiar country-rock style whilst stealing a few choice numbers from those famous five icons, Messrs Orbison, Harrison, Dylan, Petty and Lynne!

The brilliant Unravelling Wilburys with tongue in cheek hilarity are made up of Sticky Willy, Thumper, Blind Melon, Walter and Honky Tonk Wilbury, ‘the real Wilbury brothers’! They grew up in Appalachian shacks and first presented their songs in Nashville back in 1987. Their show tells the story of how their songs were stolen (allegedly) by Messrs Orbison, Harrison, Dylan, Petty and Lynne at Nashville’s Tootsies Bar and the hard road they had to tread to get ‘em back.

Listen to “Handle With Care”; “End Of The Line”; “The Devil’s Been Busy”; “Tweeter And The Monkey Man”; “Heading For The Light”; “Mr Tambourine Man”; “If Not For You”; “Pretty Woman”; “Mr Blue Sky”; “Here Comes The Sun”; “I Won’t Back Down”; “Runaway”; “Running Down A Dream”; “Learning To Fly”; “Refugee” and many others.

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Facebook Reviews

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“Captured the style and sounds perfectly and with their own added sense of humour gave the audience an evening to remember”.

“Thank you all for a sensational performance last night, it was musicianship of extraordinary talent from you all.”

Fri 20 Nov

£20 (£17)

The Wizard of Oz

Running Time: 2 hours (with interval) Ages 5+

Fly over the rainbow with this exciting adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic ‘The Wizard of Oz.’

Join Dorothy as she goes on a magical adventure to the Land of Oz. Along the way she makes new friends with the Scarecrow who longs for a brain, the Tin Man who really wants a heart and the very cowardly Lion who is desperate to be brave and have some courage. Dorothy needs to find her way home, but it’s not going to be easy with the Wicked Witch of the West keeping a close eye on her! Will the Great and Powerful Oz be able to help?

This spectacular, pantomimic, colourful story is packed with hilarious jokes, dazzling dance routines, glittering scenery and plenty more for all the family, plus at the end of the show you will have a chance to meet the larger than life characters!

KD Theatre Productions is a professional theatre company specialising in producing Pantomimes and Musicals throughout the UK.

Sat 1 May

£16 (£14)

Women in Rock

Women in Rock presents a two hour journey through the history of the greatest female anthems. Fronted by some of the most powerful female singers on the live music scene together with a professional touring band, Women In Rock delivers a show stopping performance covering all the great legends through the decades.

Not just a tribute, but a celebration of all Women who simply Rock!

Pat Benatar • Stevie Nicks • Joan Jett • Vixen • Cher • Bonnie Tyler • Grace Slick • Alanis Morissette • Patti Smith • Halestorm • and many more!

A Women in Rock gig is a treat for the eyes and the ears, with a pair of female vocalists taking the lead out front, and a band comprising some of the UK’s most respected musicians providing the powerhouse of sound to back them up.

With an extensive repertoire of great female-led rock songs, Women in Rock draws upon the talents of four vocalists, choosing two for each performance that will give the audience a gig to remember!

Reviews

“Women in Rock are arguably one of the finest bands we have ever put on”Hard Rock Cafe

“…Women in Rock were outstanding. Their iconic rock anthems got everyone going right from the first song, everyone in the room was singing and dancing. They are all so talented and the girls really connect with the audience. Simply put, no matter who is coming to your event, these guys will hit the mark.”Dawn Cheetham – Head of Culture and Development, TGI Fridays

“Well it’s not very often you go and see a Band for the first time and you’re blown away with the show.Women in Rock are the ones to watch out for, they are amazing. Every track they smashed it, great sound great vocals and WOW – can’t wait for next time!”The Railway, Bolton

Fri 5 Mar

£22

Founded by William Atkinson in the late 1800s. the Atkinson has been open in its current format, since May 2013. The venue comprises a theatre, studio, cafe, shop, exhibition spaces, library and a museum.

The Atkinson is dedicated to providing a good-quality programme of events ranging from permanent and temporary displays, to community events, and aim to work closely with their audience to continue to bring what they want to see.

Southport train station is three minutes away and there are three accessible park and ride services as well as a number of on and off-road car parking facilities.

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